Wednesday, November 19, 2008

In Mexican Waters

We left Ensenada around 9 am Nov 16 on our first overnight in Mexican waters. We enjoyed watching the whales during th day, as evening approached we fired up the radar only to find the Mexican fishing fleet (well only 6 boats) was in front of us. After taking evasive action we were no closer to them just closer to New Zealand , they were going the same way. During the night we were joined by numerous dolphins which rode our bow wave as we motored under a 1/2 moon sky and lots of stars arriving a
San Quintin at about 10:30 am on Nov 17. This morning Nov 18 we left at 6:30 am for Credos Island and or Turtle Bay. We should be there some time around 6 am on Nov 19. Since leaving San Diego we have had very little wind so a lot of motoring, however today we did get the spinnaker up for a while when motor sailing. Right now we have about 5 or 6 knots of wind with very flat seas so are still motor sailing. We continue to lean new things every day. Sea birds can stand on the water, that is if the
kelp patch is thick enough. Well that's all for now as its time for me (Lynn) to have a nap.

We arrive at our anchorage on Credos Island and will spend the day here and then head to Turtle Bay.

We have been having a few computer problems with the computer we use to do email and position reports from the boat via the radio so if you do not ee a posting for a while don't panic as we may be limited to doing them only when we have internet access.